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After ’Deis: Recent graduates discuss the job market

Given the choice, most students would not choose to enter the job market in the middle of a recession. Some have opted to stay in school, hoping to wait out the economic downturn. Others have chosen to travel abroad or … Read More...

Ten years later: we remember

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” -Sandy Dahl, the wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist … Read More...

READY FOR ’DEIS? The Hoot takes a look at orientation through the eyes of Core

As the new Brandeis students anxiously checked into their new living spaces, they undoubtedly had many thoughts and concerns. New-student orientation can indeed be a stressful time for any new college student. As they hurried to establish friends, it is … Read More...

A commitment to Rwanda

Noam Shouster’s typical summer day began early in the morning. Armed with a bag of a dozen soccer balls in one hand, and arts and crafts and perhaps even a drum in the other hand, she started preparing for the … Read More...

On the run: the story of a Holocaust survivor

‘A beautiful family’ Helen with husband Sam and grandchildren.
Photo Courtesy of Alana Blum/the Hoot

My grandmother, Helen Nachtigal, stared shyly ahead as I introduced her to a mass of eighth graders. At 4’7”, Helen was not much taller than … Read More...

Recipe: Orzo with Sautéed Vegetables

Ingredients:

• 1 red bell pepper, 1” diced

• 1 yellow bell pepper, 1” diced

• 1 orange bell pepper, 1” diced

• 1 yellow onion, peeled and 1” diced

• ½ pound orzo

• 1 teaspoon of olive oil… Read More...

Students fight for rights of illegal students

Four Brandeis seniors were attending a Student Immigration Movement (SIM) meeting in Boston, when they heard a young man tell a story that made them question Massachusetts’ sense of social justice. The young man had been in the process of … Read More...

Abroad at Brandeis: International Student Stories

In pursuit of their independence, five students from five separate countries decided to spend four years abroad in the United States. Searching for a small, tight-knit and community-driven experience, these five international students landed at Brandeis. Though their experiences are … Read More...

Always Arguing: Mock Trial team continues to win, impress

A-TEAM: Mock Trial Team A poses at a competition.
PHOTO COURTESY OF Ryan Fanning

Brandeis’ Mock Trial team has only been around since 2001, but its recent victories and awards have proven that the club has come a long way … Read More...

Student groups help on Halloween

For the 23rd year, Brandeis students have taken Halloween, a night associated with free candy and hyper children, and transformed it into a night of giving back to the Waltham community. This year, approximately 200 volunteers participated in Halloween for … Read More...

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